Made for: Me!
Size: 33″ (about 3″ negative ease)
Yarn: Sundara’s Sock Yarn in Earth Studies #98
Needles: 3.0mm circulars for the lace pattern and 2.5mm for the garter stitch pattern
Gauge: Spot on
Started: Nov 18/11 Finished: June 26/11 (knitting was complete in early March)
Modifications: I believe I made the sleeves a tad longer than instructed since I have long arms.
I tried something new for this sweater and knit both sleeves at the same time which is now my default for sleeves as it guarantees both are as alike as they can possibly be. It also means that when I cast them off it is done and I don’t have to make a second one.
This is another of Anne Hanson from Knitspot‘s patterns and I love it. It turned out perfectly except for the little bit of pooling over my right breast but that has to do with the yarn and not the pattern which I think is fantastically written as per usual. This is most certainly going to be another go to sweater like my Sprossling which gets a lot of wear. I do love the colour and softness of this yarn by Sundara. I just wish it was easier to get my hands on her yarn!
As per usual, it was the finishing that took so long to have a completed sweater. As much as I hate sewing seams I do like the structure they give, especially for garments I know I am going to wear a lot. We also needed to go and pick up an iron so I could iron the seams open and the steam block the neck and button bands. Luckily Canadian Tire had a $100 quality iron with excellent steam capabilities for $40. We also picked up a small table top ironing board at the same time that came in handy this morning.